By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
There was a moment this past December in Paris when playwright David Ives achieved what he calls "a moment of maximum fabulosity."
Michael Henry Heim, an internationally known translator who created highly praised English versions of such masterpieces as "Death in Venice" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," has died. He was 69.
The latest book by Milan Kundera is a set of mini-essays about other artists. The three earlier critical works by Mr. Kundera were "The Curtain," "The Art of the Novel" and "Testaments Betrayed."
Some pages are devoted to the English painter Francis Bacon, and Kundera adds to what he has already written on behalf of the Czech composer Leos Janacek.
Mr. Kundera is, of course, the celebrated Czech novelist who wrote "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting," "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and the somewhat less well-known but especially lovable "Immortality," along with seven other works of fiction and one play, "Jacques and His Master," a reworking of Diderot's "Jacques the Fatalist."